Waiting in Line at the Drugstore and Other Writings of James Thomas Jackson

By James Thomas Jackson

Introduction by Charles Champlin

Foreword by David Westheimer

978-0-929398-62-4 Cloth
6 x 9 x 0 in
277 pp. Photos.
Pub Date: 09/01/1993

A black man's struggles from the Thirties through the Seventies provide the focus for this collection of essays, articles, fiction, and poetry. As a charter member of the Watts Writers Workshop, Jackson gained the attention and respect of Budd Schulberg for the stories of his childhood in Houston and his service in the army. A high school dropout, Jackson dedicated his life to writing, a habit that kept him in poverty; he worked at odd jobs until his death at age 59.

Published by University of North Texas Press